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Responsibility for AI Ethics Shifts from Tech Silo to Broader Executive Champions

A new IBM (NYSE: IBM) Institute for Business Value (IBV) study revealed a radical shift in the roles responsible for leading and upholding AI ethics at an organization. When asked which function is primarily accountable for AI ethics, 80% of respondents pointed to a non-technical executive, such as a CEO, as the primary “champion” for AI ethics, a sharp uptick from 15% in 2018.

Research Highlights: Deep Neural Networks and Tabular Data: A Survey

In this regular column, we take a look at highlights for important research topics of the day for big data, data science, machine learning, AI and deep learning. It’s important to keep connected with the research arm of the field in order to see where we’re headed. In this edition, we feature a new paper showing that for tabular data, algorithms based on gradient-boosted tree ensembles still outperform the deep learning models. Enjoy!

Comet Reveals Machine Learning Survey Results

Comet, the provider of the leading development platform for enterprise machine learning (ML) teams, announced the results of its recent survey of machine learning professionals. Hundreds of enterprise ML team leaders were asked about their experiences and the factors that affected their teams’ ability to deliver the level of business value their organizations expected from ML initiatives.

Deci Boosts Computer Vision & NLP Models’ Performance at MLPerf 

Deci, the deep learning company harnessing Artificial Intelligence (AI) to build AI, announced its results for both Computer Vision (CV) and Natural Language Processing (NLP) inference models that were submitted to the MLPerf v2.0 Datacenter Open division. These submissions demonstrated the power of Deci’s Automated Neural Architecture Construction (AutoNAC) technology, which automatically generated models dubbed DeciNets and DeciBERT, thus delivering breakthrough accuracy and throughput performance on Intel’s CPUs.

Highlights from the LXT Executive Survey: The Path to AI Maturity

[SPONSORED POST] Earlier this year, LXT published the findings of the company’s recent executive survey in a report entitled The Path to AI Maturity. Through this research they wanted to understand how companies currently view their level of AI maturity, as well as the characteristics of companies that have reached higher levels of maturity and how these attributes change as a company matures in its AI journey.

Accenture Technology Vision 2022: “Metaverse Continuum” Redefining How the World Works, Operates and Interacts

A new report from Accenture (NYSE: ACN) reveals that the “Metaverse Continuum,” a spectrum of digitally enhanced worlds, realities and business models, is redefining how the world works, operates and interacts. According to the Accenture Technology Vision 2022, “Meet Me in the Metaverse: The Continuum of Technology and Experience Reshaping Business,” businesses are racing toward a future that is very different from the one they were designed to operate in — as technologies, such as extended reality, blockchain, digital twins and edge computing, are converging to reshape human experiences. 

Data Literacy to be Most In-Demand Skill by 2030 as AI Transforms Global Workplaces

The report, Data Literacy: The Upskilling Evolution, was developed by Qlik in partnership with The Future Labs and combines insights from expert interviews with surveys from over 1,200 global C-level executives and 6,000 employees. The findings, which were largely consistent across all geographies surveyed, reveal how the rapid growth in data usage is extending enterprise aspirations for its potential and, in turn, transforming working practices.

ionir’s Insight on the Future of Stateful Applications on Kubernetes

A new survey by ionir shows that 60% of respondents are running stateful applications on Kubernetes, and of those who aren’t already, 50% plan to do so in the next 12 months. That’s among the findings of The Future of Stateful Applications on Kubernetes report, available on the ionir website: https://info.ionir.com/the-future-of-stateful-applications-on-kubernetes.  

Limitless: The Positive Power of AI Study

Compelling new findings are revealed in Cloudera’s Limitless: The Positive Power of AI Study, which surveyed 2,213 enterprise business decision makers — including 54% C-Suite representation — and 10,880 knowledge workers in the USA, EMEA, India and APAC. It shows that ESG is identified as a top priority for business leaders and those who fail to act for the good of communities put business growth and talent  at huge risk. The study also examines the shift in attitude towards AI, Machine Learning (ML) and Data Analytics across enterprise decision makers, including C-Suite, and knowledge workers.

Cloud Database Trends Survey: Key Cloud Benefits of Database-as-a-Service (DBaaS) for Cloud Migration

MariaDB® Corporation announced key findings from its Cloud Database Trends Survey that shows no one’s staying behind as businesses move forward with database migration to the cloud. Those surveyed included IT Heads, DBAs and software developers, all of whom had some responsibility for the selection and management of databases—and all said their business’ cloud database migration was in place, in progress or planned.